need to sand some wood work in house- old house..whats a really good mask to use?

Hi, I am going to be painting some trim in an old house.. I need to sand first...whats a really good mask that wont cost too much money? thanks KOS
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On 7/31/2011 1:56 PM, KOS wrote:

What is your time worth? Unless it is an impossible-to-duplicate profile, or some fine old quarter-sawn oak (which is a sin to paint), usually less work and a lot faster to rip and replace with new stock. And of course, 'old house' (pre 1970s) usually means lead-based paint, if the trim is already painted. So in addition to the mask, you now have area containment and cleanup.
Just sayin', look at all your options.
-- aem sends...
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KOS wrote:

The best way, of course, is to remove the trim and take it outside. There you can patch dents and holes and sand to your heart's content.
That said, if this is door trim, you might try taping plastic sheets to the walls and ceilings surrounding the area, leaving an area the size of a 'phone booth. You and your sander get inside and do your work. When done, introduce a vacuum hose into the cordon sanitaire to gather the dust.
There are also sanders with vacuum hose attachements (and corresponding sandpaper) that will suck up (most of) the sawdust as you work.
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On 7/31/2011 1:56 PM, KOS wrote:

Simple disposable dust mask. Whole pack is cheap.
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Anything by 3M that fits your budget will be just right for your project.
Joe
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Consider a Sandvik carbide blade scraper....less dust, faster removal.
Or just sand (scotch brite) very lightly to remove "glaze" & give some tooth.
cheers Bob
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